FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Raymond Worrall
PHONE: (201) 320-3550
DATE: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
THREE JERSEY CITY MEN ARRESTED FOR INSURANCE FRAUD
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:
Three Jersey City residents were arrested by members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit on charges relating to the filing of fictitious insurance claims on an automobile that was allegedly being used for the ridesharing apps Lyft and Uber.
Muhammad Khan, age 21, Haq Khan, age 24 and Yasir Raza, age 34, have each been charged with one count of Insurance Fraud in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:21-4.6a, a third-degree crime and Conspiracy to Commit Insurance Fraud in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2a(1) and 2C:21-4.6a, a third-degree crime.
The three men were arrested without incident at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City. They have been released on summonses pending their first court appearance which is currently scheduled on Thursday, May 5, 2022.
The investigation determined that these three individuals attempted to defraud ridesharing companies by attempting to collect insurance proceeds for fictitious accidents they claimed to have had in a 2018 Tesla. However, the Tesla was previously damaged in an accident and determined by an insurance company to be a total loss.
Prosecutor Suarez credited the Insurance Fraud Unit with the investigation and arrest. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Insurance Fraud Unit at 201-795-6400 ext. 6634.
The above charges are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6)